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Aug 6, 2013 3:00pm PDT
hasan at the start of his trial in an attack that killed 13 at fort hood, texas. we look at today's opening arguments and early testimony. >> ifill: the pentagon eased financial pain for its employees by cutting unpaid furlough from 11 days to six. ray suarez discusses the budget cuts and terror threats with deputy secretary of defense ashton carter. >> our effort to deal with the current budget situation, we believe, has to be driven by strategy. that is, a view of the future. terrorism is one of those things that's going to be around. >> warner: and more than 1.5 million people have fled the bloody syrian civil war. we have an on-the-ground report from the world's second largest refugee camp in jordan. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundat
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Aug 2, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of a spy flick. instead, a team of researchers from university of texas at austin had deliberately coerced the $80 million vessel from its track, without physically taking the helm. with the blessing of those aboard, professor todd humphrey's and his graduate students employed a technique called g.p.s. spoofing to effectively disorient the ship's positioning system. changes went undetected by alarms, and the autopilot system shifted the yacht to what it thought was the original course, not one selected by humphrey's team. the demonstration was the first to show g.p.s. spoofing could pose a real threat to the world's civilian maritime industry. and a year earlier, the texas research group showed the same danger also exists in the civilian aerospace sector. they successfully used their g.p.s. spoofing system to commandeer an unmanned aerial vehicle on u.t.'s campus. and repeatedly brought the small, helicopter-like drone to the ground by altering information sent to its altitude navigation system. and todd humphreys, the university of texas researcher behind these projects joins us now. also
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Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. and james farmer, who had attended college in texas and howard university. worked with the n.a.a.c.p. and later became the head of corps the congress racial equality. and roy wilkins head of the n.a.a.c.p. grew up in minnesota. he was a warrior he was a fighter. and then young martin luther king, jr.. born in georgia, man that i admired, i loved. he was my inspiration. >> and then you? myself. the youngster. i was young. i was really young. so i grewvc:÷ up very poor in rl alabama and growing up, i saw the signs that said white men, colored men, white women, colored women. and i come and ask my mother and my father and my grandparents why? and they said that is the way it is. don't get in the way. don't get in trouble. i was 15 years old in 1955. i heard of rosa parks. i heard the words of martin luther king, jr. on the radio. the action of rosa parks and the words and leadership of dr. king inspired me. i was deeply inspired and i wanted to do something. i wanted to bring down the signs. >> john f. kennedy was not a fan of thicd march originally. >> he did not like the idea
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Aug 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
that you talk about, you take legal means, legal action-- the attorney general is suing the state of texas over voter id. he's talking about rolling back mandatory minimum sentences. and at the same time, the supreme court seems to be heading in the opposite direction. how do you get done what say you want to get done in leveling that playing field? >> well, i would distinguish between civil rights issues, voting rights issues, some of the core legal protections that came about in 1964. you know, in those areas, it's true that we've had some opinions, the most prominent one being the case where the roberts court struck down a key segment of the voting rights act, where we just have to try a whole range of approaches to make up for those decisions so i will be working with people like john business and reaching out to both republicans and democrats in congress to see if congress is prepared to amend the voting rights act, to ensure that people are not being prevented from voting. but congress doesn't move real quickly around here, and if we can go ahead and move administratively, so that ou
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Aug 23, 2013 3:00pm PDT
.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas. >> warner: and staff sergeant robert bales was sentenced to life without parole in the massacre of 16 innocent afghan civilians. we get details of both military court outcomes. >> woodruff: and in a separate military case-- the army private found guilty of giving troves of highly classified information to wikileaks-- now wants to live as a woman, chelsea manning. ray saurez examines the legal and cultural questions connected with this story. >> warner: mark shields and rich lowry analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and we look back at robert macneil questioning the reverend martin luther king, jr, on the fight for civil rights. on nbc's "meet the press" just three days before the 1963 march on washington. >> all of these barriers must be removed before the negro can even begin moving up the highway of freedom in all of its dimension. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. >> this p
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Aug 7, 2013 6:00pm PDT
in texas today temporarily halted the mass shooting court martial of army major nidal hasan after just one day. hasan is defending himself, but his standby attorney said he appears intent on getting sentenced to death. the lawyer asked that his own role be minimized. hasan has admitted killing 13 people and wounding nearly three dozen in 2009. he says he acted because america is at war with islam. the trial is expected to reconvene tomorrow. the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya has produced its first criminal charges. it was widely reported overnight that u.s. prosecutors have begun the process of bringing suspects to trial. word of the charges comes almost a year after the attack in benghazi, that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. it's unclear how many people are included in the sealed complaint, or what the charges are, but the reports name ahmed abu khattala, the former commander of a benghazi-based militia group. khattala has denied involvement in the past, and did so again today. he insisted he's left the militia group and that he has no
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Aug 19, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. in some cases were even told in a case i mentioned in texas the main case i write about in the told you can take your money and go on down the rode if you find a way or we will press money laundering charges and take your >> has anybody successfully fault back against the seizure of the property without trial and without due process.->> absolutely. one of the surprising things is actually when people did get it together to push back, often the cases were just dropped. -it was indicated this is really often prying apart people who didn't have the resources to or had reasons to be scared to. did bring a case including after this happened to perhaps hundreds or even thousands who were stopped in the program there very small town mostly people driving through in rental cars from out of state. they actually brought a settlement in class action lawsuit recently. >> very interesting read. sarah stillman from the new york. -thanks a lot. >> thanks for having me on this show. >> woodruff: now, a second look at what some schools are doing
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Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm EDT
in texas. on-line reaction has been swift. "disgusting. no remorse whatsoever," one woman writes. "speechless. he is a trigger happy idiot." but one person had this to say, "if you were zimmerman, would you not bay a gun?" zimmerman's lawyer would not say whether he actually bought the weapon. meanwhile zimmerman's brother is linking the death of a jogger to the case. one of the alleged murderers openly professed to hate white people. he also told fox news he believes one of the shooter wassing angry at white people because of his brother's verdict. >> that's a black young person saying that they are not happy with the verdict and that they are directing violence, hostility towards people who are white. >> zimmerman's lawyer said there's even more reason now for his client to carry a weapon because there are a lot more people out there who actually hate him. >>> more women are coming forward who say they were manhandled by temperature battled mayor of san diego. now even his ex fiance is speaking out, and she's saying she's glad she's out of the relationship before they got marri
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Aug 20, 2013 6:00pm EDT
!" teen tournament! introducing today's contestants -- a senior from el paso, texas... a freshman from marietta, georgia... and a junior from goodyear, arizona... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thanks, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. welcome to another quarterfinal match. katie, nilai, and brittany, pick up those signaling devices. you are going to work right now in the first round. here are t categories for you. and things that occurred... alex: brittany, you start. breakfast cereals for $200, please. alex: katie. what are rice krispies? correct. breakfast cereals for $400, please. brittany. what are cocoa puffs? good. cereals for $600. buzz bee, seen here, is the mascot for this cereal that was introduced in 1979. katie. what are honey nut cheerios? you got it. fill in the book title for $200, please. brittany. what are "great expectations"? yes. fill in the book title for $400. katie. what is "the time machine"? yes. books for $600. brittany. what is "go tell it on the mountain"? you got it. book for $800. brittany. what is "the tin drum"? that's it
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Aug 19, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. this is the "jeopardy!" teen tournament! let's meet today's contestants -- an 8th grader from houston, texas... ...a junior from macon, georgia... ...and a junior from minnetonka, minnesota... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thanks, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. and welcome to our annual teen tournament. good times for the next two weeks, featuring some very bright contestants ranging in age from 13 to 17, and as you just heard in the introduction, one student who is in grade 8, irene. welcome, young players, and good luck to you. let's go to work now in the first round of play, which is the jeopardy! round. one daily double coming up in one of these categories. you identify the state for us, please. ...one of these days. alex: lila, you get to go first. i'll take i am your leader for $200, please, alex. irene. what is leader of the free world? you're right. i'll have i am your leader for $400, please. i'm ayatollah ali khamenei, and i like being called supreme leader of this country. lila. what is iran? correct. i'll take i am your leader for $600, please. lila. w
PBS
Aug 23, 2013 6:00pm EDT
's the sullivan family, and from dallas, texas--that's my stomping ground--it's the tran family. i want to give away some money. let's go get it. give me julie. give me jim. here we go, guys, top 6 answers on the board. when a woman is trying to catch a man, name something she pretends to like. ok, jim. >> his personality. steve: his personality. julie? >>ports. steve: sports. >> whoo! we're gonna play. steve: they're gonna play. >> whoo! steve: hey, julie, how you doing? >> great. how are you? steve: oh, that's hot right there. >> oh, i know. i did it for you. steve: did you? watch out. watch yourself, julie. ha ha! say what you want over here now. ha ha ha! i ain't what i used to be when i was a kid, but i could be. ha ha! ha ha! i'm so sorry. >> ha ha! steve: all right. well, let's meet everybody. introduce them. >> all right. well, i got that. ♪ who dat? >> who dat say dey gonna beat dem champs? who dat? >> who dat? >> who dat say dey gonna beat dem champs? who dat? ♪ whoo! [cheering and applause] steve: i was not ready for that. >> i don't think you were. steve: she said, "ok. i got th
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Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
of louisville, kentucky, it's the willinger family! and from my old stomping ground dallas, texas, it's the mccauley family. everybody's here trying to win theirself a lot of cash, and remember, if the willinger family wins today's game, they're gonna drive out of here in a brand-new car. [cheering and applause] give me ken, give me gary. guys, top 7 answers on the board. here we go. we asked 100 married men name something of yours that your friends make fun of. >> your haircut. steve: ken. your haircut. pass or play? >> we're gonna play, steve. steve: play. all right, katie. we talked to 100 married men. name something of yours that your friends make fun of. >> i'm gonna say their wife, like if they got a nagging wife or something. steve: their wife. >> good answer, katie, good answer! yeah! steve: hey, kristie. >> yeah. steve: i don't how you could--let's just see. >> your job. >> good answer! steve: your job. susan, we talked to 100 married men. name something of yours that your friends make fun of. >> i'm gonna say their clothes. steve: their clothes. hi, kelly. >> hello. steve: only one s
WETA
Aug 19, 2013 7:00pm EDT
death at a texas rangers game in 2011, when he reached for a ball. his 7-year-old son was at his side when he fell. >> the public is not aware of the limitations of railings, they can only do so much. they are designed to be barriers to protect us from danger. and they should be respected as such and not push the safety envelope. >> after that, the rangers raised the railings. homers's parents wants the braves to take similar action. >> it shouldn't have happened. they let my son down. >> homer's death is being investigated by authorities believe it was an accident. the stadium says they will have no comment pending the outcome of the investigation. >>> and just ahead, the girl who was attacked by a bear and tried to make nice-nice to get away. >>> closed captioning sponsorship for "inside edition" is brought to you by-- >>> stay tuned, there's more "i ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing live tv from southwest. now you can turn your device into your television. try it for free today, only on southwest airlines. on the air. in the air. with live tv. >>> it's a remarkable story o
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Aug 5, 2013 3:00pm PDT
names on that list: texas rangers outfielder nelson cruz and detroit tigers' shortstop johnny peralta. but road reeg ez, a three-time m.v.p. has eclipsed all the others and joins barry bonds, roger clemens, mark maguire and a host of others as fallen icons of the game. the 14-time all tar had off-season surgery but as fate would have it, he's ready to return to big league play tonight in chicago. he addressed the matter friday night after hitting a towering home run in minor league tune-up games. >> i think there's a lot of people that are confused and don't understand the process. there is a lot of layers. i will say this. there's more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field. that's not my teammates. it's not the yankee fans. >> who is it? who benefits? >> i can't tell you. i can't tell you that right now. i hope i never have to. >> suarez: that clearly was a reference to major league baseball and the yankees. the team reportedly has considered trying to void the $100 million-plus left on rodriguez's ten-year $275 million contract. as to whether he wo
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Aug 8, 2013 3:00pm PDT
, including five senior officers. a military judge at fort hood, texas refused to let defense lawyers take over today from army major nidal hasan. he's accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 nearly four years ago. hasan is acting as his own attorney, but his standby lawyers say he's trying to get himself executed. today, the judge agreed to let hasan continue defending himself, and ordered the lawyers to continue advising him. on wall street today, stocks rose a bit after a three-day skid. the dow jones industrial average gained 27 points to close at 15,498. the nasdaq rose 15 points to close at 3,669. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: now, the living legacy of one woman's d.n.a. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: in 1951, a poor african american woman in maryland became an early and unwitting donor to medical science. henrietta lacks died at age 31 of cervical cancer at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. then doctors discovered tumor cells they'd removed from her body earlier continued to thrive in the lab. a medical first. before long,
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Aug 13, 2013 3:00pm PDT
have texas which, oddly enough in the last couple weeks, has not been the greatest friend of the justice department. their attorney general was happy to get on board on this. obviously dallas being the headquarters. so what you have is you have state interests, you've got jobs, prestige and states really see this as an opportunity to get on board and block something that will have a negative impact on their state economy. >> brown: part of the reasoning from justices saying that these two are big and strong you have no go it alone in spite of what they themselves say, i guess, right? >> right. it's an interesting statement because american airlines, obviously, is coming out of bankruptcy right now. actually, in 48 hours they're supposed to introduce their reorganization plan for approval in new york. >> brown: the timing is quite interesting. >> very interesting. but something to think about over the last couple quarters, even after a decade of big losses, the airline industry has done great, and that includes american airlines and usair both with records numbers over the
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Aug 16, 2013 3:00pm PDT
at the university of texas in austin. >> this park has ten species of monkeys, and so it's an opportunity to compare animals that are in the same environment. >> sreenivasan: he works on this platform in yasuni's canopy. >> one of the things that this area is known for is the species richness and the incredible bio- diversity that's here. so, depending on where you are, there's a different ecology, but this one has a particularly rich one. >> sreenivasan: but yasuni may soon look very different. it's believed that 846 million barrels of oil lie beneath the park, 20% of ecuador's reserves, worth $7.2 billion. to protect this square of wilderness, ecuador's government presented a bold plan in 2007. president rafael correa asked foreign governments, civil society groups and others to give ecuador $3.6 billion, about half the estimated value of the oil beneath yasuni over 12 years. in return, the president offered to save the park from exploration. the effort, however, fell short. despite agreeing with the goal many researchers and environmentalists concede that ecuador's government was ill equipped to
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Aug 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. >> george bush was part owner in the texas rangers franchise and he would be seen going to the game and talk about the game. it goes back further than that. her better hoover had a medicine ball that he would play on the south lawn with the members of the cabinet and supreme court & reporters. it was known as hoover ball. j.f.k. was a golfer and one of the reasons he kept it from the press, the press had criticized eisenhower for doing so much golf during the wore. >> today the president celebrates his love of golf. last week in martha's vineyard mr. obama play six rounds of golf in just nine days. >> next, the rising toll of lyme disease and the questions surrounding treatment. jeffrey brown has the story. >> lyme disease was first identified in the 1970s but it now turns out it's much more common than previously estimated, about 10 times more. the cdc reported this week an estimated 300,000 americans get the tick-borne disease every year. symptoms include, fatigue, fever, skin rashes and a headache. left untreated it can lead to arthritis, facial pawlzy and problems with the nervous system
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Aug 21, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. the soldier accused in the fort hood, texas shooting rampage rested his case today without presenting a defense. army major nidal hasan-- who elected to represent himself-- did not testify or call any witnesses. hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 at the military base in 2009. closing arguments are set to begin tomorrow. if convicted, hasan could face the death penalty. staff sergeant robert bales faced relatives of the 16 afghan civilians he killed in a 2011 attack. nine family members were flown from afghanistan for the sentencing hearing at joint base lewis-mcchord outside seattle. one man described the impact of losing 11 family members in the attack. bales pleaded guilty in june to avoid the death penalty. the jury will decide whether his life sentence will include a chance for parole. the month of july saw a big boost to existing home sales. they jumped 6.5%-- the fastest pace in more than three years. but for stocks on wall street, that bright spot didn't outweigh news from the federal reserve that it could end its massive bond-buying program soon. the dow jon
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Aug 30, 2013 6:00pm PDT
" mentality. >> brown: you were with constituents in texas the last couple of days. >> i was. >> brown: what are you hearing is it are you hearing concern? >> absolutely. yesterday i had two town hall meetings. the top two questions were, "why does syria matter to us?" and "how can we trust the president?" now, i represent a different area that eliot does. but the point is, this is the time to be the president of all the people, and convince all of the people that this is in our national interest. and so far, he hasn't done that? >> brown: eliot engel, has the administration explained its position adequately. that seems to be one of the issues here. >> well, i don't disagree with mac. i think the president has to come before the american people. people. i think what we saw secretary kerry do today was the start of that. i think the president, if he acts-- and i believe he will-- will explain what he's doing to the american people. i think this will be limited in scope, and it will be done to show assad that the gassing of his own people is not acceptable. this is a war crime. those pictures
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Aug 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT
.ase in case i mentioned in texas thete main case i write about in the -couples were told you can take mon your money and go on down the road or we will press money money -laundering charges and take yourng c kids away from you and put them into child protective services.ssfull >> has anybody successfully fought back against the seizurerty without trial and without and without due process.->> and one of the surprising things is actually that when people did get it together to push back, -often the cases were just dropped. it indicated this is really often preying upon people who didn't know how to fight back or didn't have the resources to or had reasons to be scared to. in cases where people really did bring a case, including after this happened to hundreds, perhaps even a thousand people were stopped in the drug interdiction program there verye ver small town mostly people drivingpeople dri vi through in rental cars from out of state they actually brought a settlement in a class action lawsuit recently.y int er >> very interesting lead. sarah f
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